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Clinton v Trump – 6 analyses with implications for Israel

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Published: 26 July 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Jay Michaelson & Jeffry Goldberg on effects of a Trump presidency for Israel & the ME; Josh Marshall, Gary Kasparov & Susan Hennessey on the Russian connections; Peter Beinart on Hillary Clinton & the Democrats’ Israel platform.

On likely effects of a Trump presidency & Trump-Putin connections:

4 ways a Trump presidency would be Israel’s worst nightmare July 24, 2016
Jay Michaelson - a Trump presidency would constitute an existential threat to the Jewish state, destabilising the region at precisely the time Israel yearns for stability.

It's official: Hillary Clinton is running against Vladimir Putin
– Jeffry Goldberg – The Atlantic 21.07.16
‘The Republican nominee for president, Donald J. Trump, has chosen this week to unmask himself as a de facto agent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, a KGB-trained dictator who seeks to rebuild the Soviet empire by undermining the free nations of Europe, marginalizing NATO, and ending America’s reign as the world’s sole superpower.’

Trump & Putin. Yes, it's really a thing
– Josh Marshall – TalkingPointsMemo 23.07.16
‘Trump appears to have a deep financial dependence on Russian money from persons close to Putin. And this is matched to a conspicuous solicitousness to Russian foreign policy interests where they come into conflict with US policies which go back decades through administrations of both parties.’

Donald Trump reminds me of Vladimir Putin - and that is terrifying
– Gary Kasparov – The Washington Post 23.07.16
In Donald Trump’s dark and frightening speech at the Republican National Convention I saw an Americanised version of the brutally effective propaganda of fear and hatred that Vladimir Putin blankets Russia with today.

On Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party’s Israel platform. Some evidence also that Russians are attempting to influence the US presidential election.

The dishonest Democratic platform on Israel
– Peter Beinart – Haaretz 25.07.16
Saying Israelis and Palestinians can reach peace without outside intervention is like saying George Wallace and Martin Luther King could have ended discrimination without federal help.

What does the US Government know about Russia and the DNC hack? – Susan Hennessey – Brookings Institution 25.07.16
There is evidence that individuals acting at the direction of or on behalf of Russia—the degree of coordination is unclear—are attempting to use organisational doxing to target Hillary Clinton and to influence the United States presidential election.


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